A recent article from Inside Higher Education shows that across the country adjunct faculty gain better working conditions with a union. One researcher with the Delphi Project, dedicated to examining the role of adjunct faculty, said that unionization does make an empirical difference, “It is one of the few changes that helped to make changes so far.” Through collective bargaining, adjuncts can earn better salaries, attain health benefits, be paid for office hours, have chances for professional development, and participate in faculty governance.
One AAUP report found that median pay per course was 25 percent higher for adjuncts with a union than those without.
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